5 August 2018

I found this the other day which I thought you might enjoy.

A surgeon, an engineer, and a politician were debating which of their  professions was the best and the discussion turned to which was the      oldest.

The surgeon said, “Eve was made from Adam’s rib, and that, of course, was a surgical procedure. Obviously, surgery is the oldest profession.”

The engineer countered with, “Yes, but before that, order was created out of chaos, and that most certainly was an engineering job.”

The politician smiled and said triumphantly, “Aha! And just who do you think created the chaos?”

I don’t know if the final speaker is correct, although I think we could agree that it looks like it at times, but the truth is that in the world of today, chaos seems to abound.  Not the kind found in the first Creation, but nevertheless life can feel chaotic in these days.

So what do you do in the midst of chaos?  You can simply try to live through it and hope you get by as best you can; the ostrich approach.  Or you can try to confront it with your own energies, trying to make yourself impervious to chaos through for example, a large bank  account; the proud approach.  Or for Christians, you can bring your situation before God, asking for Him to walk with you through whatever chaos you may in at the time; the faithful, humble approach.

Now that might seem a little pious and easy to say slipping off your tongue, because that’s what Christians are meant to say; you know, that’s the ‘party line’. But I have found, and I know countless others in our fellowship and beyond have found that it is true.  The very same God who brought order out of the chaos at creation is the God who is your God.  And if He can deal with universe-size chaos, you will find that He will be able to deal with your chaos, bringing you through to a peaceful, restful satisfactory place.  “Come to me”, He said, “and I will give your rest”.  In other words, bring all your hurts, pains, confusions, frustrations, mistakes, muck-ups, and whatever and He will give you rest. 

It may still be a challenging journey, although it may not be, but be assured that when you place yourself in His hands, you will come through, you will grow, and you will find His peace; order will come out over chaos.  What a blessing!  What a comfort! What a God!